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Insomnia - help!!

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Nellymay Tue 17-Feb-15 10:06:34

Please can anyone help me? insomnia is driving me mad - I get it at least 3/4 nights a week it's seems to be worse since xmas when I had the cough cold virus. I've suffered from insomnia a large part of my life. I feel tired in the evening then I get to bed and read til I feel drowsy then once I try to go to sleep I can't relax, my mind goes into overdrive, my breathing seems to speed up and I end up tossing and turning til about 3 or 4 o'clock

I used to wake up when I was kid with asthma now it seems like I wake if I'm worried or stressed, if I'm in someone else's house, if I eat a heavy meal, if I've got to get up early - anything!!

I've tried loads, I got zopiclone from the doc but they make me feel nauseous and car sick and I don't want to become dependent on pills, I've tried valerian, phenergan and antihistamine, magnesium lavender oil I try to get fresh air and exercise by walking our dog

I don't know what to do anymore im turning into a zombie

Nellymay Tue 17-Feb-15 15:51:25


DinosaursStillExist Tue 17-Feb-15 16:03:01

Really sorry that I can't help but following with keen interest, feeling your pain.thanks

kittentwo Tue 17-Feb-15 16:29:30

I suffer from insomnia sometimes usually stress related. my doc gives me diazepam 5mg 21 tablets they last me about year. So when my insomnia is bad I take them for about two or three nights this re establishes my sleep pattern and I am ok it also sorts out my anxiety as one often exacerbates the other. That is the only thing that helps me. It's awful you have my sympathies.

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